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currently listening to some foxes making an almighty racket

Serov devochka s persikami (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

cthulhu

I C U H8IN

but he go's to a resturang and then die in a toilet (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

parakeets too, those cunts are everywhere (10th most common bird in london or something like that)

Serov devochka s persikami (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

I saw a seagull eating a pigeon a while back. That was pretty gross.

emil.y, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

is it true that if you put bicarbonate of soda on bread it reacts so violently with the seagulls' gastric juices that they explode? and why would you want to do such a thing, anyway?

Serov devochka s persikami (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

On the way to my wedding celebration 8 years ago I saw a rat mug a pigeon for a crust of bread under the BQE overpass. BROOKLYN PROBLEMS

but he go's to a resturang and then die in a toilet (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

i saw some sort of weasel the other day

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

out of the window today: fox cats squirrels seagulls magpies pigeons crows blackbirds horse rabbits

thomasintrouble, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

mainly squirrels though tbh.

thomasintrouble, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

i love seeing a lil fox, glimpsed a couple last summer

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

we're going into winter so everyone is laying low, tucked up in safe spots having little vague dreams.

estela, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Geez y'all live in the woods or something?

Best I manage is possums, cats, dogs. I saw the legendary "giant wildcat" in the bush out at the Bunglebungles, once. If I'm in canberra I'll see roos, and if I'm at my grandparents beachhouse I might spot some wombats as well.

Here though, its all mynah birds, pigeons, gulls, cats and dogs.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

i saw a family of bears last summer, and some moose, those were in diff countries tho, also monkeys, fn monkeys smh

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

where are/were you that you saw monkeys?

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

india

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

omg really? i was about to say, you can get your fill of disgusting monkeys in india they are fucking everywhere. they are gross.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah monkeys are terrible people

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

sorry that seems counter to the spirit of the thread

xp

horseshoe, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've heard that. My old roommate grew up in Indonesia and said the monkeys around his village were assholes, lol

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

This afternoon I went out on the back deck and watched 2 blackbirds, 2 thrashers and 2 mockingbirds really going at it, a weird 3-species fight. They were all really pissed off at each other.

Trey Imaginary Songz (WmC), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Heh I once saw 2 smallish magpies beating up a much, much larger crow. Magpies are assholes.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

fkn hate magpies

bluejays are jerks too

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

The monkeys you see in pics in India aren't the good kind. You have to go to Borneo for those but they're not monkeys even, they're apes.

I see raccoons, opossums, skunks, rats (:/), dogs, cats, and deer. I wish I saw some bears.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 24 May 2012 00:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 blackbirds, 2 thrashers and 2 mockingbirds

That's a pretty awesome bird fight, those are all pretty tough species. (Assuming you mean 'grackle' for blackbird?)

but he go's to a resturang and then die in a toilet (Jon Lewis), Thursday, 24 May 2012 00:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Probably the Common Grackle, yeah. These two (and the onlookers in the pecan tree next door) seemed a bit small, but they might have just been young. But I see this species year-round, which kinds of indicates grackle.

Trey Imaginary Songz (WmC), Thursday, 24 May 2012 00:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

Also there is a family of rabbits here that have a burrow where we leave our left overs after juicing carrots, beets and other veggies. We wonder if they gripe about who keeps leaving the ruined produced in front of our door. Also there are turtles, foxes, chickens, peasants, hawks, eagles, hummingbirds and too many other birds to list, bcats, horses, donkeys, squirrels, raccoons, wild dogs, coyotes, deer, alligators, snakes, bobcats, huge moths, and boars.

JacobSanders, Thursday, 24 May 2012 00:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

some birds and a squirrel once. those annoying little gnat things that buzz around your head when you're sweaty.

Spectrum, Thursday, 24 May 2012 00:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

read that "after juicing carrots, beer". was thinking thats one heck of a smoothie.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Thursday, 24 May 2012 00:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

lots of wild turkeys. these birds are everywhere

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 May 2012 00:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've never seen a wild turkey, that would be neat! Do they roam in packs or do you just see one turkey?

JacobSanders, Thursday, 24 May 2012 00:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

packs, usually just 5 or 6 but ive seen like 25 together before

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 May 2012 00:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

dogs, cats, the occasional fox, but magpies mainly. More than you can count

Number None, Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I see foxes sometimes too. And squirrels in the park, on the rare occasions I go to the park.

emil.y, Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

There are turkeys in Boston now too! Two of them were "terrorizing" Brookline last year. I saw them once. Those guys.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol brookline scares easy

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

i heard foxes are urban pests in the uk a la raccoons, thats so rad

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

a bunny lives in my yard, and a raccoon skulks thru now and then. I saw him amble down a tree and walk carefully on the fence to the dumpster. we tolerate each other. the squirrels around here are ~brazen~, no manners whatsoever

catbus otm (gbx), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh we have tons of squirrels, yeah. I actually saw a black one a couple times last year. That was pretty sweet.

There was a fox who used to live in my parents backyard on Long Island. It was gorgeous.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

The idea of rampaging hordes of turkeys and foxes is doing my head in.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

I mean ppl think we have kangaroos and koalas just roaming about everywhere here and we dont.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

but why

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

i have it on good authority (internet) that the squirrels of the university of chicago were imported from oxford, to present a likeness, and that they bred with the local sciurus carolinensis and can now generally be considered scofflaws, str8 rolling you for seeds or any other stowable

i saw some idiot deer in montana, no amount of yelling would get them to flee into the woods. i even pantomimed a rifle---nothing. i saw no bears, and i can't decide if i'm happy about that or not

catbus otm (gbx), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

xp that is a v good q

catbus otm (gbx), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Years ago RS and I were walking home late one night when an enormous opossum walked about 5 feet in front of us. We both startled but he literally jumped a bit and sort of grabbed me and gasped "WTF IS THAT?!". I was all "Dude, I know they're gross but chill" until I realized that they don't have opossums in England and he'd never even seen a pic of a NA one and basically thought it was some mutant giant rat. iirc Australian ones are cute. Ours? Not so cute.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

deer are hella brazen in this day and age, who even knows whats going on w/this country anymore

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

i heard foxes are urban pests in the uk a la raccoons, thats so rad

― lag∞n, Thursday, May 24, 2012 2:22 AM (11 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Well, kind of, but most city people like having them around. It's just the country folk who want to chase them down and have their dogs rip them apart.

emil.y, Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

The deer on Fire Island used to eat out of our hands.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

i would be super psyched to have foxes instead of raccoons foxes r hella cool

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hahah E yeah I never knew american opossums were these hideous devilbeasts til an ILX thread a while ago. I'd always wondered why "Bitey" on the Simpsons looked so jaggedy and vicious.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

It was an eye opening thread!

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

We have Owls too, which one night when I was living on the gulf coast, I had been drinking a little and decide to take a walk on the beach. I suddenly froze because i saw a short creature a few feet in front of me that had turned it's head to look at me and I could see these big glowing eyes, Suddenly it spread, what seemed like huge arms and took off. Embarrassingly I actually screamed, I thought it was a little devil, but no it was only an Owl.

JacobSanders, Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Owls still give me the creeps.

JacobSanders, Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

you saw the mothman

Number None, Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

i was swimming with friends one night and when we were walking back a m-fin screech owl went off like a howling old witch and my friend dave picked up a rock. i'd say that it was embarrassing (it was), but more than one person was standing on one foot, hands clawed like there were mice just fucking everywhere all over the floor. fukkin love owls

catbus otm (gbx), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

Took this a couple years ago outside my old place:

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

those guys are so rad

catbus otm (gbx), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

god i can't remember, why are animal eyes so shiny again? there's like a reason for this, and i am irritated that i can't remember it

catbus otm (gbx), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapetum_lucidum

i am the cosmos i am the wind

catbus otm (gbx), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh, I don't know about the eyes. Huh. Weird thing about that was that I didn't realize there were two of them until I saw the second pair of eyes. Totally thought it was one lonely guy just thinkin' bout things.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

Odd-eyed cat, photograph showing eyeshine and red-eye effect.

catbus otm (gbx), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

best pic, best cat

johnny crunch, Thursday, 24 May 2012 02:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wish cabbits existed.

*tera, Thursday, 24 May 2012 02:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

two in cahoots guys plotting about things

estela, Thursday, 24 May 2012 03:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

raccoons are disgusting h8 those gross dudes creeping around all hunchbacked making weird nosies, cats r way too big to be eaten by a fox

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 May 2012 03:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah foxes are surprisingly short guys. I've seen cats take on large dogs and send the dogs yelping.

JacobSanders, Thursday, 24 May 2012 03:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

cats r pound for pund quite devastating, prob only weasels are badder ass

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 May 2012 03:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

You wanna talk weird noises, the scream of a vixen is one of nature's most unnerving

Number None, Thursday, 24 May 2012 09:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

squirrels round my way so fuckin' cheeky, you can walk past within literal grabbing distance and they just give you the eye, idk i feel they should be more afeared of their human overlords.

also urban foxes, generally nocturnal but i've seen a couple strolling down the street at 9am, broad daylight, no fear.

the fey monster (ledge), Thursday, 24 May 2012 10:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh our possums may look cute but by god they make devil sounds, a guttural growling hiss, it's freaky.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Thursday, 24 May 2012 10:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

i have monkeys in the park behind my office. just discovered this 2 days ago when i went there for a walk at lunchtime. also, i support the sentiment up thread that monkeys are assholes. i think i've already vented against them somewhere on ilx.

Jibe, Thursday, 24 May 2012 10:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Deer
Woodchucks
Foxes
Herons
Buzzards AKA turkey vultures (given all the roadkill, I LIKE the idea of critters that dine on roadside carnage)
Opossums
If I drive to work through Great Falls, sometimes I see horses

challoped potatoes (j.lu), Thursday, 24 May 2012 14:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

I live opposite a cemetery and I often see the following in there:

Deer
Turkeys
Groundhogs
Chipmunks
Bluejays
Cardinals
Those red breasted Jays americans insist on calling robins
Morning Doves
Monarch Butterflies
Geese
Ducks

Down at the plant all that and a lot of Kildeer

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 24 May 2012 19:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

johnny crunch, Thursday, 24 May 2012 21:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

rabit squirrels

remy bean, Thursday, 24 May 2012 21:32 (1 year ago) Permalink


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